Raj has rated 56 movies, and has posted 88 comments.

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  • Brahmastra – Part One: Shiva: Want to Watch: Pickings from here, there, everywhere...
  • Cuttputlli: Nay! Thumbs Down: Down-graded remake of original
  • Shamshera: So-So: Expected more, but it delivered much less
  • Shabaash Mithu: So-So: One time watch for sure
  • Khuda Haafiz: Chapter ll – Agni Pariksha: So-So: Effort was good, missed opportunity
  • Jugjugg Jeeyo: So-So: Just to watch how unreal reality is portrayed
  • Sherdil – The Pilibhit Saga: Want to Watch: Now a days, very few directors who make such movies
  • Lightyear: Want to Watch: Yay.. Yay..!
  • Toolsidas Junior: So-So: Family entertainer, nice..!
  • Samrat Prithviraj: Not Interested in Watching: Nothing but regressive cinema without vision
  • Jalsa: Yay! Thumbs Up: Tense, gripping, suspenseful.
  • Anek: So-So: Tried too much in 150 minutes without audience's "connect"
  • Thar: Want to Watch: Just for Western Movies feel
  • Dasvi: So-So: Abhishek is the saving grace
  • Attack – Part I: Want to Watch: John is getting type-casted with action movies
  • Gehraiyaan: Not Interested in Watching: Soft-porno, curse-words, shallow characters
  • Sardar Udham: Yay! Thumbs Up: Tighter script and editing would me better
  • Meenakshi Sundareshwar: Want to Watch: I liked the Rajnikant bit..!
  • Hum Do Hamare Do: Not Interested in Watching: Good actors wasted...!?
  • Rashmi Rocket: Want to Watch: Based on Real life Story from TN
  • Chehre: So-So: Poor adaptation of a classic
  • Bhoot Police: Not Interested in Watching: Good that it is not a remake
  • Shiddat: Not Interested in Watching: Not interested in creeps
  • Bell Bottom: Nay! Thumbs Down: Had potential, but poorly made
  • Bhuj – The Pride Of India: Nay! Thumbs Down: Making commercial buck by fooling audiences in the name of Patriotism
  • Shershaah: Nay! Thumbs Down: All things seen before - No freshness except Kiara's acting.!
  • Dial 100: Want to Watch:
  • Mimi: Yay! Thumbs Up: A Good Watch, well made movie..!
  • Toofaan: So-So: If within 120 minutes without songs then "Good"
  • Haseen Dillruba: So-So: Big screen small TV police investigation
  • Shaadisthan: Want to Watch: Seems Cliched but sadly still relevant
  • Saina: Not Interested in Watching:
  • Radhe: Nay! Thumbs Down: Slick VFX and Peppy songs
  • Ajeeb Daastaans: Yay! Thumbs Up: Different, Good attempt
  • Is Love Enough? Sir: Yay! Thumbs Up: Will you permit yourself to let LOVE happen?
  • The White Tiger: So-So: High attitude "I am too intelligent - I see it all"
  • Tribhanga: Want to Watch: Slow silent 1st half - answers in 2nd half - interesting
  • Ludo: Yay! Thumbs Up: Enjoyed..
  • Love Aaj Kal 2020: Nay! Thumbs Down: Movie lost a chance to convey a point on LOVE effectively
  • Kabir Singh: So-So: psycho masochism
  • Kesari: Nay! Thumbs Down:
  • The Accidental Prime Minister: Nay! Thumbs Down: Avoid
  • Dangal: So-So: Sugar coated Regressive portrayal of feminine gender
  • Talvar: Nay! Thumbs Down: Disappointing, Debauched, Manipulative, Subtly by crafty persuading audiences…
  • Katti Batti: Nay! Thumbs Down: Why not Switch Channel?
  • Manjhi The Mountain Man: Nay! Thumbs Down: Very poor writing, and theatrical narrative
  • Siddharth The Prisoner: Yay! Thumbs Up: Good
  • Tanu Weds Manu Returns: Yay! Thumbs Up: Kangana as Kusum steals the show - An ACE
  • Bombay Velvet: Nay! Thumbs Down: Be a Critic who is like an audience
  • Mardaani: So-So: View Tamil movie "Vidyum Munn" also...
  • Humshakals: Nay! Thumbs Down: Save us and Save Indian cinema.
  • The Lunchbox: Yay! Thumbs Up: Media over-rated a good movie; surely not for Oscars!
  • Chennai Express: Yay! Thumbs Up: Sad that movie was a hit, happy because it is a good movie.
  • Raanjhanaa: Yay! Thumbs Up: Excellent first half! Outstanding Dhanush. Brilliant Rahman.
  • Joker: Yay! Thumbs Up: Dear Shirish I want a few more from you. Worst than Clerk and worster than Joker. Please..!
  • Gangs of Wasseypur 2: So-So: Opportunity lost with enthusiasm and zeal - uncontrolled show of ugliness. Sorry!


  • Brahmastra – Part One: Shiva:

    Dear Meetu, Thank you so much. Very nice review. Seems to me like and attempt to amalgamate many Hollywood fantasies for mass-Indian sensibilities...

    posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago
  • Cuttputlli:

    Dear Meetu, Thanks for being back with this review. I've seen the original Tamil one - RAKSHASAN. It is much better than this, which has included commercial cliches in the narrative that were not there in the original. The Tamil one was hit and cricially acclaimed with 50cr revenue, whereas this Hindi was sold to Disney for more than 100cr - If Cuttputli was released in theaters it would have made only 20-25 crs. Such are the ways of commercial business deals

    posted 3 weeks, 1 day ago
  • Shamshera:

    Dear Meetu, I was hoping a good film - but seriously, the director Karan who is a good crafts-person fails and what we see is a masala flick that fails to rise above past intermission. Third flop of YashRaj in a row

    posted 2 months ago
  • Shabaash Mithu:

    Dear Meetu, I always roll my eyes when there is a one more biopic of a sports person, or even when a person starts penning their autobiography.
    Having said that - bringout out a movie on women players was needed especially due to the horrid times and events they had to go through. The movie highlights all prominent issues and makes it more than Mitahli's life-story. Though I too like Tapsee, but somehow I felt that if the director had casted someone else - may be - the match and impact would had been much higher.

    posted 2 months, 1 week ago
  • Khuda Haafiz: Chapter ll – Agni Pariksha:

    Dear Meetu, the overdose of gruesome violence portrayed in all our recent movies is a clear reflection on the state of our youthful minds, who are engaged in violent video games and a pepped up anger.. The director should have equally balanced drama and action in both the halves.

    posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago
  • Jugjugg Jeeyo:

    Dear Meetu, Thank you for the wonderful review. The film is the direct perceptive reality of the makers, and thus the disconnect and impose on society is so obvious. I agree with you on all the points made in the review

    posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago
  • Sherdil – The Pilibhit Saga:

    Dear Arsh, You have your own style of reviewing movie. It tells so much about you and your thought process. Nice review. Would surely like to watch this one.

    posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago
  • Lightyear:

    Welcome aboard Arsh... Well written review. All the best

    posted 3 months, 1 week ago
  • Toolsidas Junior:

    As you rightly say - it is a clean wholesome family entertainer one can take kids to watch the movie in cinema halls. Nothing great - but it is nice

    posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago
  • Samrat Prithviraj:

    Dear Meetu, I have read and heard many reviews - buts yours is one of the best reviews of Prithviraj I have come across. The way you write is exactly the way a common-sense person would feel. I think the casting was improper because Prithviraj died at age of 26 years. I think, everyone associating with the movie was the pillion-riding on Muslim bashing and showcasing Hindutva brigade - just to make some money. I am happy that the movie is not doing well and will be a FLOP.

    posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago
  • Jalsa:

    Dear Meetu, exactly.. I felt the same way.. Very well made movie. Such movies are the ones that make us LOVE movies as a soul-searching, life-changing experience..

    posted 3 months, 4 weeks ago
  • Anek:

    Dear Meeta, Meeta, Meeta, Irrespective of thousands of reviewers - prominent and self-critics, I always come here to you to read your opinion, because I know - you see the movies with the correct feel. Wogma is the BEST for review, and I have been here with you in this 15+years of journey. Thank you Meeta for giving us your own wonderful insights into the world of movies.
    ANEK is a complex story of NE about a failed state caleld INDIA , drawing close parallels to Kashmir in terms of AFPSA, insurgency, terrorism etc.
    Many people who have reviewed the film negatively is because unlike J&K - NE has been out of the media narrative since decades.
    For people like us who are little aware of NE issues - for them too - to fit the nuances of political gamut of issues in 3 hours is difficult.
    Anuhhav Sinha tries to take BOLD contemporary issues, but I find - he carries this baggage of him of thinking about himself as an INTELLECTUAL - I know it all attitude.
    Even for him it was difficult to clearly show India as a failed governing state, which was and is actually the case.
    His narrative style as you rightly pointed out is documentary style and how we wish and miss makers like Mani Ratnam and Shyam Benegal who are masters to tell a story that connects with its audiences..
    Thanks Meeta again. Looking forward to more reviews from you.

    posted 4 months ago
  • Thar:

    Dear Meetu, Thanks for this review. I was interested to see this movie just for its visuals. I love westerns and I will surely catch this one...
    Some how I also like non-assuming Harsh.. He has his own calmness around him. I hope he gets good roles.

    posted 4 months, 1 week ago
  • Dasvi:

    Dear Meetu, Abhishek Bachchan is selective about his movie role and gives it all, that is the saving grace of his movies. He has matured as an actor. His fans would love Abhishek's redemption.. Timepass one time watch.

    posted 5 months ago
  • Attack – Part I:

    Dear Meetu is back to the theaters - this means good news for us. We would hopefully get more reviews. It seems John Abraham wrote the story himself. Only thing is that I like his actions, but he is getting too typecasted in similar genre of action movies. Thanks for the honest review.

    posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago
  • Gehraiyaan:

    Dear Meetu, Thanks for this nice honest review. I haven't seen the movie and the trailers nor actors interest me to watch it (theatre of OTT).

    posted 6 months, 2 weeks ago
  • Sardar Udham:

    Dear Meetu, I too got the same feel - repetitive flashbacks instead of linear, scenes of gory stomach churning violence, slow pace, good performance, less jingoism and long.. How I miss Irfan Khan for whom the movie was originally written

    posted 10 months, 2 weeks ago
  • Meenakshi Sundareshwar:

    Dear Meetu, such a super review - frothy and made us feel like experiencing watching the movie with YOU.. I love the way you write your reviews. Just love it. That's why I am your earnest reader who visit WOGMA..! Thanks..!

    posted 10 months, 2 weeks ago
  • Hum Do Hamare Do:

    Dear Meetu, Never heard of this movie - until I saw and read your review. Thanks for taking all the risks on your reader's behalf to save us from going through pain and waste of time..!

    posted 10 months, 4 weeks ago
  • Rashmi Rocket:

    Dear Meetu, Thanks for the nice review. I was interested to watch this movie as it is based from real life story. I think Tapsee has type-casted herself in such roles, but I think she does hard work too..!

    posted 11 months ago
  • Chehre:

    Dear Meetu, This was a poor adaptation of the German radio drama, then written as a novel The Dangerous Game and adapted in many international languages- including Marathi (1971). Shame that after 50 years this new movie with stellar star-cast can not hold one's attention the way many other adaptation do..!

    posted 11 months, 1 week ago
  • Bhoot Police:

    Dear Meetu, nice review, gives a decent read.. Looks like the Bollywood directors were inspired by zillion Ghost comedies in South that are doing good business.. Good thing is - this is not a remake..!

    posted 11 months, 1 week ago
  • Shiddat:

    Dear Meetu, Such movies - Kabir Singh, Gangs of Wasseypur (1-2), this one and many more recent ones - show the way our societal values have declined to showcase bad things in heroic ways that masses accept as bravado and permissible to do in real life.. Degrading quality of human values and extremely poor understanding of Director's pathos are at forefront. TV serials showing extreme violence is hard to accept when viewed in a family 9 prime-time slot..! (Just expressing..!)

    posted 11 months, 2 weeks ago
  • Shiddat:

    Dear Meetu, Thanks for the review. I had not even heard about this movie until I saw your review, watched the trailer and found it interesting and then read your review. I always like your take on movies and I believe you. I don't think - I will see a "creep" - that inspires other by giving the message that being such is "cool" - it is NOT..!

    posted 11 months, 2 weeks ago
  • Bell Bottom:

    Another saga of Akshay Kumar, shot during Covid times, most scenes are interiors, stunts are clearly shot by Akshay's stunt-doubles, and lots of computer graphics.. The idea is to dish out NATIONALISM to prove patriotism and lure masses against a nation / community.. Story and script had potential - but director/actor did an hushed up job.

    posted 11 months, 3 weeks ago
  • Bhuj – The Pride Of India:

    Dear Meetu, this is a very shoddy - poorly made movie just to beat the empty drums of jingoism around patriotism - Bollywood (Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgan, Karan Johar etc.) are falling into the trap of wooing audiences with Nationalism with undertones of playing with emotions of communal sentiments that may please many - just like American brands - whose marketing and advertising campaigns sense the pulse of audiences and try to serve them unhygienic goods - with celebrities endorsing products - But bad product is bad because their hidden intent is seen through and through...

    posted 1 year, 1 month ago
  • Shershaah:

    Dear Meetu, I like Roy's comment.. I too felt this industry suddenly turning to Pakistan bashing, with religious overtones - I do not understand - what message they are sending.. Some say that Sushant Singh's suicide left the entire industry seen as a villian and thus the big banners decided to politicize issues to show their good nationality to woo back audiences.. Can this be true? Huh?

    posted 1 year, 1 month ago
  • Dial 100:

    Dear Meetu, As always excellent review.. I always read your reviews - before I decide to see a movie. Thanks.. I might see this one..!

    posted 1 year, 1 month ago
  • Mimi:

    Dear Meetu, I was about to write you to review this film, and as if you heard my vibe voice, and here is your balanced review. I loved reading it, otherwise many reviews are (as usual) too biased for over the top ratings..! Your review makes the most sense as someone who sees and enjoys things beyond cinematic language that appease masses.. Bravo..!

    posted 1 year, 1 month ago
  • Toofaan:

    Dear Meetu, a very good comprehensive review. Yes, it's an old wine in new bottle by veterans of 90s era... Film is a bit longish and dull at times. Songs aren't catchy or needed... Acting is top class.. But there's nothing that lifts the script from its routine monotony. That's why it's okay watch when we've already paid our subscription.

    posted 1 year, 2 months ago
  • Haseen Dillruba:

    Dear Meetu, Thanks for the review. Kanika Dhillon the writer is the main force behind the whole idea for this movie - which I guess with inputs from her new boy-friend Himanshu Sharma - who too is a good story-teller and also a producer of the movie

    posted 1 year, 2 months ago
  • Shaadisthan:

    Dear Meetu, nice review. I know such things exists even today- and for us who are mere witness - not part of that "ruck" society - everything showed in such movies seems so cliched - yet deep down - we know - it is sadly so relevant even today.. beyond our India - caste and misogynies still abuses women and minorities and it is such a BIG MONSTERS - An elephant in the room - that no one can see..

    posted 1 year, 3 months ago
  • Saina:

    Meetu, I do not intend to see the movie, but as always - enjoyed your review. Parineeti is trying hard to do different roles - like Girl on the Train and this one. Feels like she is nearing the end of her career...

    posted 1 year, 4 months ago
  • Radhe:

    Meetu, again a super review - light and amusing. A lesson for directors on how to not ruin a good South Korean movie :Outlaws: into the crap Prabhu and Salman dished out for gullible resilient masses

    posted 1 year, 4 months ago
  • Ajeeb Daastaans:

    Dear Meetu, thank you. BEAUTIFUL..
    I had seen the movie and wanted to read your review. Absolutely you hit all the nails in the coffin and I had so very similar feelings as expressed by you. Meetu, you have so much matured in your review - YOU may not know or be aware - but as your audience - I reading your reviews since last 13+ years - I simply LOVE the way you write - and would not like to miss a single review from WOGMA written by you. Thanks again.

    posted 1 year, 5 months ago
  • Pagglait:

    I want you to review Ajeeb Dastaans (Netflix) - if you can... please share your review..!

    posted 1 year, 5 months ago
  • Pagglait:

    Dear Meetu. Thanks for writing a review. After a long time.. and nice to read it...

    posted 1 year, 5 months ago
  • Is Love Enough? Sir:

    Meetu, if you wish, you can read my review here:

    posted 1 year, 7 months ago
  • Is Love Enough? Sir:

    Meeta, I did not expect you to have seen this movie and it was so nice that not only you've seen the movie, and you have loved it and you have given a good review without letting the spoilers away - unlike Radha Krishna (from one who commented here) who only could say about POWER imbalance, harassments, exploitation and rape and not pure feel and learn about pure LOVE..!

    posted 1 year, 7 months ago
  • The White Tiger:

    Dear Meetu, After 50 pages, I had kept aside the novel because it was too Brahmanical - portraying ugly under-belly of India for international bibliophiles. The movie too caters to same cringe-based Americanized award theatrics.

    posted 1 year, 7 months ago
  • Tribhanga:

    Dear Meetu, nice review. When I had seen the trailer - I found the movie - very high pitched and verbose. But after reading your review, I am inclined to see the movie. Thanks

    posted 1 year, 7 months ago
  • Ludo:

    Somehow Anurag Basu excels in the genre of inter-weaving stories,...

    posted 1 year, 9 months ago
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7:

    Thanks Meeta for being back. I will try to watch it. Was waiting for you to put a new review, and loved it....

    posted 1 year, 9 months ago
  • Love Aaj Kal 2020:

    Dear Meetu,
    Twelve years now, I consistently come here every week to read your reviews. I should say - this is one of your best reviews. Though the movie is a drab - you have given ample space to voice your opinions.
    The reasons you found the plot jumping and incoherent is because there are many intimate scenes that are censored - where the main leads talk. Editing out those talks made the audiences dis-connected with the flow of what is happening..
    Thanks Meetu, keep it up dear.
    You are one of the best and balanced reviewer in today's India.

    posted 2 years, 7 months ago
  • Kabir Singh:

    Meetu, one of the most raw and best reviews you've written till date.. You know I like your reviews, hit the nail right...

    posted 3 years, 3 months ago
  • Kesari:

    (smiles), times are not far when in name of patriotic religious fervor we will find women indulge in gory violence in name of "empowerment" and "equality".. Mercifully... spared..!

    posted 3 years, 6 months ago
  • The Accidental Prime Minister:

    Very apt review Meetu, Not a beat missed by your watchful eye.

    posted 3 years, 8 months ago
  • 2.0:

    Good review Meetu.
    Though now a days I do not post my comments. Sorry for that.
    I always come here to read your reviews of all the movies you see.
    Thank YOU so much for keeping this WOGMA project going.

    Just for laughs:
    When I tried to click below
    Are you human?
    "I'm not a robot- "
    I was searching for the captcha code "2.0"

    posted 3 years, 10 months ago
  • Dangal:

    I normally do not state my views until I feel strongly, and I do not feel anything "cool" about my views. Though based and inspired on some facts, the movie was not a true story it was fictional.

    I understand the popularity of movie and that is what concerned me more - the repercussions of imitations and effect on children (not only girls) may not be good as they grow up.

    The power of cinema is undeniable. As the movie was fictional - (the coach was shown in bad light which was not the case in real life) - I would have liked if Amir Khan would have shown the ending where girls not winning any medals - and then also it was okay for the father to accept them as their daughters, a feminine character - who is not imitating men and doing all bad/ stupids things men do in name of BRAVADO.

    I agree the movie is very well made - A Sugar coated pill, and it is successful... People are enjoying it - but it leaves a psychological distortion of sorts on gender roles.

    I know I am in a minority of sorts to nitpicks on things I feel strong. Sorry for that...!

    posted 5 years, 8 months ago
  • Dangal:

    I am aware that many people would not like to read my review.

    I have no doubt that the movie viewing experience with its emotional pot-boiler roller coaster ride engages and is a good one, better than the Indian, regional and vernacular soap-opera dished out on Indian television. (That is why I am giving 7 out of 10 rating)

    But if a sensitive person looks beyond the cosmetics of movie dazzles – you will find someone is selling a regressive message through this film. Kodus to Dangal team for achieving such a feat. Here is my take..

    When the first poster of the movie was released I did not like it. Even though being a wrestler, why four girls should look like boys was the first question I raised.

    Now after reading so much appreciation and reviews of the movie I say this:

    • This is another patriarchal portrayal of regressive India • A father forces his dreams on children. One should never do • Children should be kept free to develop and grow as they want • This is again patriarchy dominance on the feminine gender and forcing it with the power of parenting to subjugate the flourishing of women's gender. • For sure the flourishing of women's gender is not in imitating men and/or boys and becoming fighters, wrestlers and looking masculine. This is degrading the pride, dignity and respect of being a woman • To use a true success story of a single case and successfully use it as propaganda for women's emancipation is sickening to say the least. The negative fallout of this movie could be: • Irrespective of boys or girls many parents will force their children (and more so to girls) to do what they failed to achieve in life. Make their children do things that they as parents have dreamed. Sick mentality! • Many girls may start behaving like boys - wearing boys dress, cutting hair like boys, fighting like boys etc. etc. not at all in the spirit of humanism • Father in the movie saying that "My girls are no less than boys". Such comparisons are not needed in today's evolved society. This is a phrase of sixties India. It is similar to always call a girl "Tom Boy" and demean and insult her sexuality. Such comparisons just distort the femininity of girls and women, who mis-understand such statements as being treated like boys rather than girls • Addressing girls as a male gender and treating one like that - the society like India - parents may do that to destroy the little bit of remaining self-esteem that girls and women - have on their given gender and sexuality • I also am bothered - as I always tell everyone about it is MAN - in capitals that drive the so called women's emancipation and empowerment agenda - It is so disturbing to see this. The four writers of the movie are men, the director of the movie is wearing men's glasses, the so called super-star gender sensitive actor Amir Khan is too wearing a man's hat. • In propaganda of spreading regressive message through this film the team too is of men - the director, writer, producer and lead actor - all men - who drive to influence the society in a way that may create a distorted image of what is meant by women empowerment. • In real life on which the movie is based the father of the wrestling girls drives their lives. Such case studies should have been presented more sensitively by showing – such things need not be done – even though in the end it brings laurels for the country.

    Though I agree the medium of cinema when used with shrewdness can garner enough emotions of within ignorant humans about nationhood to back the protagonist in whatever s/he is doing.

    That is what has happened in this movie - the art of good film-making - tends to overlook and ignore finer aspects of women empowerment and digs more deep into the patriarchal systems to further strengthen patriarchal roles to build the women's liberation and freedom movement

    I hope some readers who are sensitive human being will try to understand the point I am making and deplore such popular presentation of regressive concepts on feminism.

    Have a look at the film with those lenses.

    posted 5 years, 8 months ago